A simple breathing exercise can bring a person’s mind back to the essence of living. In today’s advance age, communication and attention-grabbers can come at an individual from multiple avenues at one time, (ie. email, text message, phone call, and immediate environment, not to mention the array of social media sites and notifications there).
Believers and practitioners of a simple breathing exercise often feel the singularity of focus and substance of focus that the breathing exercise brings are very healthy for the mind, even more so than anything. While this is typically seen as being incredibly beneficial for the body, as well, many see it as ultimately being a healing tool for the mental/emotional state, which inevitably will heal the body, too.
Listed below are eight reasons why a simple breathing exercise can save your sanity. Feel free to play with different ones to find the one you like most.
Drishti is Sanskrit for focus or attention. Choosing one focal point is very good for the mind. Behavioral and psychological sciences have shown that we can truly only focus on one thing at a time. Once our focus is split, performance and quality immediately start to drop.
The more things we focus on, the lower our quality falls. Attention Deficit Disorder comes to mind as an example of how a lack of focus can cause issues in one’s life. This is one reason that it is beneficial to practice focusing on one thing at a time, such as the breath… the thing that is always with you, always there for you.
It (as it turns out) provides each person with an array of options… like- mental entertainment, inner awareness, physical benefits such as providing oxygen to the body, and maybe even more ways that we have yet to encroach upon.